In a photo making the rounds on social media, a Virginia Beach, Va., school cafeteria manager hands out more than the usual daily lunch. Early each morning, Stacy Truman writes uplifting messages on several dozen bananas. “You are enough!” said one. Others encourage students to “be a great friend” and “be kind.”
Truman began the practice many years ago for her two daughters to stay connected with them while they were in school. Last month, she decided to try it out on the kids at Kingston Elementary.
“I want them to succeed in life and have an awesome day at school,” Truman told The Washington Post. “Whenever I can put a smile on all of those little faces, I’ve done my job.”
The photo continues making the rounds on social media, so keep an eye out for motivational bananas in a school near you. —L.E.